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Keys to Capturing and Validating 2020 CC/MCCs

Keys to Capturing and Validating 2020 CC/MCCs webcast image

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  • 1.0 AAPC
  • 1.0 AHIMA

Gain valuable insights into reporting a valid complication comorbid (CC) or major CC (MCC) condition, including the criteria that qualify a diagnosis to be considered an "additional" diagnosis.

Price: $129.00

Product Code: AI111419

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Description Biography Continuing Education

Are you appropriately reporting every valid complication comorbid (CC) and major CC (MCC) condition? Many coders and clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists — regardless of experience — struggle to identify the clinical indicators required to qualify a diagnosis as a CC or MCC. Adding to the confusion are ongoing changes to official coding and reporting guidelines and to the AHA's Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS, as well as the codes and CC/MCC lists themselves.

Missed or misreported CCs and MCCs pose significant threats to revenues and compliance. Some CC/MCCs, such as acute tubular necrosis, acute post-op respiratory insufficiency, and severe malnutrition, are particularly challenging.

During this ICD10monitor webcast, Dr. William E. Haik will take an in-depth dive into targeted CC/MCC areas for 2020 and highlight opportunities for improvement.

Why This is Relevant:

Not knowing how to fully and compliantly report a CC or MCC increases risks at multiple levels, including:

  • Missed revenue opportunities from unreported CC/MCCs
  • Flawed risk adjustments for quality metrics, ultimately affecting value-based payments to hospitals and physicians
  • Penalties imposed by external auditors looking for unsubstantiated clinical indications

Learning Objectives:

From this webcast, you will…

  • Learn the "General Rule" criteria that qualify a diagnosis to be considered an "additional" diagnosis (CC or MCC)
  • Acquire a clearer understanding of the role of compliant documentation in MS-DRG capture for CC/MCCs
  • Be able to analyze the clinical indicators of selected diagnoses to improve physician queries

Who Should Attend:

This timely webcast will be most relevant to inpatient coders, CDI specialists, CDI managers and directors, and HIM managers and directors.